by Irene Alexeeva
1. As an example let's start creating golden style for your image.
Open your image that you want to make golden.
2. Now choose from the Layer menu>Layer Style>Drop Shadow.
Set Opacity to 73 %, color to 9D8F7E, distance to 9 px, size
to 9 px.
3. Then we're going to add 3d effect to our image. Choose Bevel
and Emboss from the same window. Your settings will be as follows:
Inner Bevel, technique - smooth, depth 100%, size 9 px, Soften
0%. Set angle to 120 degrees, attitude to 70. From your gloss
contour presets choose Valley-Low, highlight mode - color dodge
with the color FCB870, and turn opacity to 66%. Shadow mode -
multiply, color 1C0101, opacity set to 90%.
Then check contour and texture adjustments. Contour: range 24%,
the rest set to default.
If you like you can add any lumpy texture to make your gold more
rough-looking. When you choose your texture, set the scale to
76%, depth to +50%.
4. Using Satin will add some saturation and depth creating a
gradient look. Blend mode should be set to overlay with the color
254E46, opacity 61%, angle 169 degrees, distance 43 px, size 6
px. Check Invert.
5. The next thing to do is to colorize our gold. That's simple.
Check Color Overlay. Set blend mode to normal, color FDEA68, opacity
Voila! Here's the result:
6. Now you have your realistic golden style! Let's save it for
the future. Open the Styles Palette - Window>Styles.
Press the small square button at the bottom of the window -
Create new style.
Press OK and type in the name of your style, for example, "gold".
That's all, you are done. Now you can apply this style to any
object you desire to achieve a golden effect..